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Inter-Library Loan update

Due to a cyber-attack at the British Library we are currently unable to request Inter-Library Loans (ILL)  from them. We will try our best to obtain ILL requests from other sources, however the technology outage at the British Library may prevent us from being able to complete some requests. At present there is no further information on when the issue will be resolved. The Inter-Library Loan Team will contact you via email if there are any problems with your request.

More information can be found at the British Library's Knowledge Matters blog

You can contact the Inter-Library Loan team at  

If you wish to obtain a digitised book chapter or article for your own personal research, which is held in our print library stock, please request via our Scan and Deliver service.

Academic Staff only: For resources that are required to support your programmes and modules directly; 

  • Please send requests for books to or add the book titles to your online reading list, and publish the list, for review by the Reading List Team

  • Please send reading list digitisation requests for articles or book chapters to our Digitisation Team, by completing the digitisation request on your reading list citation.